Written answers

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Sports Capital Programme

Photo of Catherine ConnollyCatherine Connolly (Galway West, Independent)
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640. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount of funding applied for by, and granted to, a stadium (details supplied) for each of the years 2015 to 2016 and to date in 2017; the purpose of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7144/17]

Photo of Patrick O'DonovanPatrick O'Donovan (Limerick County, Fine Gael)
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Under the 2015 Sports Capital Programme (SCP), Thomond Park Stadium Company Ltd applied for funding of €173,856 towards the cost of floodlighting and ball stop netting and were provisionally allocated a grant of €141,876 towards floodlighting. There was no round of the SCP in 2016. As the Deputy will be aware, on 21 December last, Minister Ross and I announced that €30m is being made available under the 2017 Sports Capital Programme to develop sports infrastructure around the country.  Applications are being accepted on my Department's dedicated online applications site (www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie) until the 24 February, 2017.  The guide to making an application is also available on www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie.


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